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Write Line is a monthly newsletter from Free Expressions Seminars and Literary Services in Hood River Oregon. Learn news about upcoming Free Expressions events, articles about the craft of writing, and client releases. For more information, visit their website.

The Writers Connection

Writers ConnectionThe Writers Connection assists emerging writers as well as those who've tasted success. Please see our Writer Resources listed below.   We also publish a newsletter in which we've interviewed Elizabeth George, Erik Larson, David Guterson, Debbie Macomber, Theo Nestor, Garth Stein, Susan Rich, and more, about their author's journey.      

The Writers Connection originally linked writers in Gig Harbor, but we now reach to those beyond our community. We've hosted a community party; a conference; co-hosted Gig Harbor's Open Mic.; sponsored workshops. We offer classes and edit fiction and non-fiction works in Gig Harbor. Check our fun and informative Facebook page, Gig Harbor - Kitsap Writers Connection!
TACOMA or GIG HARBOR: Would you like to join a writer’s critique group in Tacoma or Gig Harbor? Writers Connection will connect you with fellow writer trying to create writers groups. Please contact us at .

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Chuckanut Writers Fall Classes

Village Books and WCC Community and Continuing Education have created a new writing instruction collaboration called Chuckanut Writers. Writing classes, seminars, and conferences will inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey. Click here to choose from some amazing Fall writing classes and register online!

333 Calluna Court Bellingham WA, 360-383-3200

 Village Books

Village Books Writing Groups

Village Books hosts many writing groups, Lit Live! Author Events, open book groups and story times in the Writers' Corner on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section & Book Fare Cafe. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. These groups are free and open to newcomers and drop-ins. Feel free to just show up!

1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA. For more information about Village Books, visit their website.

The Work Habits and Daily Routines of Famous Writers

Recently published from Antioch University, a short essay on work habits of famous creative people.


Beyond the Margins 

A blog, a sounding board, a daily dose of insight. This resource offers essays on the craft of writing and the business of publishing. You’ll find interviews with authors, editors, and agents, as well as humorous pokes at the craft, the industry, and at ourselves. Think literary magazine run amok. beyondthemargins.com

Blood at the Source: Research Tips for Mystery Writers

Mystery writer and librarian Barbara Fister helps writers maneuver through the maze of research sources available online. Not just for mystery writers, but any writer who needs to dig into forensic science, criminal justice sources, psychology encyclopedias, legal information, and much, much more. barbarafister.com/BloodattheSource.html

One Look Reverse Dictionary

This resource lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word. In most cases you'll get back a list of related terms with the best matches shown first. onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml

Poets & Writers

P&W has provided information, support, and guidance for creative writers since 1970. "Tools for Writers” provides staff-reviewed and compiled resources helpful to writers. These include databases of creative writing contests and grants for writers, MFA programs, literary journals, and more. pw.org

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab –  OWL

This well-respected, commercial-free resource for writers will help you use correct grammar in your writing. OWL is recommended by faculty at UC Berkeley's online editing certificate program. owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/5

University of Washington’s Writing, Editing, and Publishing Program

A streamlined link for information on all of UW’s Writing, Editing, and Publishing programs. A good resource for those students interested in the literary arts, but who may not yet know which program is the best fit for them. pce.uw.edu/certificates/writing

Your Dictionary – Grammar

Your Dictionary's collection of articles on grammar rules and usage is easy to use. Quick clicks give you access to specialty definitions, sentence examples, quotes, and more. grammar.yourdictionary.com